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Weekly State of the States: November 18th

2022-11-18T23:36:44-05:00

One week after the midterms, some states are still counting votes, while other incoming administrations are appointing transition teams, and incumbents who won re-election stated agenda items for their next terms. State officials around the country also considered judicial retirements and appointments, budget items, weather emergency declarations, and food assistance, among other items. Also [...]

Weekly State of the States: November 18th2022-11-18T23:36:44-05:00

Weekly State of the States: November 4th Edition

2022-11-04T16:33:10-04:00

We are now days away from the 2022 midterm elections where voters around the country get to cast their ballots for races like governor, Congress, state legislature, and more. While most attention this week was paid to the upcoming elections, lawmakers and governors were rather busy in various states such as Pennsylvania, California, Kentucky, [...]

Weekly State of the States: November 4th Edition2022-11-04T16:33:10-04:00

Weekly State of the States: October 28th Edition

2022-10-28T12:22:21-04:00

With Election Day quickly approaching, many states held debates for various races this week, including for governor. In some notable legislative news, lawmakers in Mississippi are gearing up to address Kratom in the 2023 legislative session, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed legislation that would allow junior firefighters to train on live-burn interior firefighter module, and Oklahoma Governor [...]

Weekly State of the States: October 28th Edition2022-10-28T12:22:21-04:00

Weekly State of the States: October 21st Edition

2022-10-21T20:59:33-04:00

There was plenty of legislative and gubernatorial actions taken this week across the country as states quickly approach the November elections. Notably, New Jersey lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation to create firearm-free zones, California set an end date for its COVID-19 state of emergency, and Pennsylvania lawmakers advanced legislation that would require high school students to [...]

Weekly State of the States: October 21st Edition2022-10-21T20:59:33-04:00

Weekly State of the States: October 7th Edition

2022-10-13T13:29:16-04:00

Now about one month before the November mid-term elections, lawmakers and governors remained busy with a flurry of action. Notably, Governor Mike Dunleavy established a new recreational marijuana task force in Alaska, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new piece of legislation that decriminalized the act of jaywalking, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that [...]

Weekly State of the States: October 7th Edition2022-10-13T13:29:16-04:00

Weekly State of the States: September 30th Edition

2022-09-30T14:21:58-04:00

Lawmakers and governors around the country were busy this week, particularly dealing with preparing for, and dealing with, Hurricane Ian on the east coast. Additionally, Governor Kim Reynolds in Iowa announced an almost $2 billion budget surplus for FY 2022, and an additional drop in the corporate tax rate, Alabama Governor Ivey announced over $80 [...]

Weekly State of the States: September 30th Edition2022-09-30T14:21:58-04:00

Weekly State of the States: September 23rd Edition

2022-09-23T21:30:07-04:00

Governors and lawmakers around the country remained busy this week as we quickly approach the November elections. Notably this week, Colorado will become the first state to accept tax payments in cryptocurrency, Governor Newsom in California signed legislation designed to crack down on hate crimes, and Connecticut Governor Lamont's office announced the launch of an [...]

Weekly State of the States: September 23rd Edition2022-09-23T21:30:07-04:00

Weekly State of the States: September 2nd Edition

2022-09-02T14:32:56-04:00

While some legislatures get ready for fall legislative sessions, others were already in session including Idaho, where Gov. Brad Little signed a massive tax cut and education spending bill. In other news, California's governor signed an executive order regarding the state's energy supply, Congressman Charlie Crist (D) resigned from Congress to focus on his Florida [...]

Weekly State of the States: September 2nd Edition2022-09-02T14:32:56-04:00

Genetic Testing Privacy Legislation

2022-09-09T11:30:50-04:00

Photo credit: iStock.com/ktsimage 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and LivingDNA are just a few genetic or ancestry testing options on the consumer market. It has become big business too and is projected to generate a $4.2 billion market value by 2028. As these products’ popularity has increased, so have the issues regarding genetic privacy. Several state legislatures around [...]

Genetic Testing Privacy Legislation2022-09-09T11:30:50-04:00

Weekly State of the States: August 26th Edition

2022-08-26T15:26:13-04:00

On August 24, 2022, President Joe Biden announced a sweeping package of federal student loan relief that forgives as much as $20,000 in loans. While this action and news dominated headlines this week, lawmakers and governors around the country were busy on other issues such as funding for recent flooding, potential tax cuts, droughts, and more. Florida [...]

Weekly State of the States: August 26th Edition2022-08-26T15:26:13-04:00
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